A buzzing community theatre with an impressive history.
Talk about having a lot to live up to: in the '50s and '60s Theatre Royal Stratford East was arguably the most influential theatre in London, thanks to the presence of the visionary Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop.
These days its output tends to send fewer shockwaves around the world, but it's a pillar of the diverse Stratford community, with a good record of interesting, off-beat musicals and one of the finest pantomimes in London.
It's atmospheric bar is a lively spot, usually buzzing with free live music and full of the smell of the delicious Caribbean food served from the kitchen.
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Sinbad the Sailor
Theatre Royal Stratford East's panto offers genuinely kid-friendly silliness and original songs with a less commercial feel than its glittery, celeb-filled rivals. This year, Paul Sirett will adapt 'Sinbad The Sailor', a story of deep sea derring do that'll...Panto Monday December 5 2016 - Saturday January 21 2017Read more
Whose Sari Now?
Rani Moorthy has written and performs this one-woman show that looks at the emotional and social stories of the sari. She draws on personal experiences and explores the role the sari plays in five women's lives, in a witty performance directed by Kimberley...Tuesday December 6 2016 - Saturday December 17 2016Read more